My Pilot: A Story of War, Love, and ALS

ABOUT Sarajane Giere

Sarajane Giere
Sarajane Giere, a retired teacher, entered the book world with The Melody Lingers On, the story of her maternal grandparents as told through letters by her mother, Patty, and grandfather, Congressman Bill Nolan of Minnesota. My Pilot, a memoir, is a tribute to her husband, Bernard Giere, w More...



Sarajane Giere offers a uniquely intimate glimpse into the life of a military wife as she tells the story of her fighter pilot husband, Bernie, a Vietnam Veteran who flew 214 combat missions in the Vietnam War and served twenty-five years in the Air National Guard's world-class 106th Rescue Wing. 

With searing love and explicit honesty, she recounts the terror of the Vietnam years and the lifelong sacrifices that affected her pilot's life and death. In the telling she honors her husband, their family, and their extended military family, the community she holds dear.